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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 03/17/2013
Part 1: Wyden: if an intelligence agency wants to track an American inside the United States, how much evidence do they need? Clapper: First, particularly in the case of NSA and CIA, there are strictures against tracking American citizens in the United States for foreign intelligence purposes. And that’s what those agencies are set up to do.
Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 03/17/2013
Part 2: Wyden: What I would like to do is see if we can get a direct answer to the question about when the intel community needs to get a warrant, for example, when a lesser amount of evidence would do. And second, the circumstances when no specific evidence is needed at all. And the FISA law does not specify whether a warrant is required.
Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 03/17/2013
Part 3: Mueller: (the standard of that warrant is still up in the air.) For a more precise answer to a particular question on a particular monitoring, I would have to be more factually based and then apply the law to that particular set of facts. Wyden: Director Mueller, you have identified the exact reason why I'm trying to get an answer from Director Clapper. Because there is no question we will watch what the courts will do in the days ahead. The question is, what will be the rights of Americans while that is still being flushed out? The fact is FISA does not specify whether a warrant is required.
Tim Clemente
Former FBI Special Agent, counterterrorism
CNNW 05/01/2013
We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It's not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her.
Tim Clemente
Former FBI Special Agent, counterterrorism
CNNW 05/01/2013
Erin Burnett, CNN host:
Jim Sensenbrenner
U.S. Representative (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FOXNEWSW 06/06/2013
The business records sections of the Patriot Act were designed for specific investigations against specific individuals. I would see nothing wrong with targeting the phone records of somebody who is suspected of terrorism, but everybody who either sent or received a call from a Verizon phone, and maybe the other phone, cell phone providers, that was never the intent of the business records section.
Jim Sensenbrenner
U.S. Representative (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FOXNEWSW 06/06/2013
The business records section is set to expire in 2015. I want to find out why they decided to have such a broad brush to bring in everybody. If we have to amend the Patriot Act before 2015 to stop this from happening I'm all for doing that. I'm the author of the Act.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
MSNBCW 06/06/2013
Part 1 Dianne Feinstein: Speaking about the Business Provisions of the Patriot Act.) This is a routine every three months court reauthorization of a program that's been in existence for a very long time. This program has strong restrictions on it. The data are just phone numbers and trunk lines, there's no content. It is put behind a wall. The only way it can be used is if there is strict scrutiny. reasonable, articulable knowledge that this can
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
MSNBCW 06/06/2013
Part 2 Dianne Feinstein: connect to a terrorist attack either under way or under planning or some conspiracy, then the number can be looked at, based on the person who is the suspected terrorist. Then you can see what numbers that individual is calling.
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 06/07/2013
“With respect to the internet and e-mails, this does not apply to US citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States. And again, in this instance, not only is Congress fully apprised of it but what is also true, the FISA court has to authorize it.”
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